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Sporting Tours To Dublin

Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland is on Ireland’s east coast and presents Irish Sporting Tours to Dublin.

Sport is in abundance waiting to test you on your Irish Sporting Tours tour to the capital.

Irish traditional sports, soccer, equestrian, cricket, golf and rugby at your finger tips for you or your team.

It has historic buildings including Dublin Castle, dating back to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191.

City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo.

10 Top Things to do in Dublin

Visiting Ireland this year? Here are 10 things you must do in Dublin.

Posted by Tourism Ireland on Monday, 16 January 2017

Tour Information

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Our Popular Inclusions for a Sporting Tour to Dublin

  • Participate in training sessions relating to your sport.
  • Watch a Guinness Pro14 fixture.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Aviva Stadium the home of Irish Rugby.
  • Learn a new sport , experience a traditional Gaelic Football & Hurling Session.
  • Go Go-Karting over an indoor course over two floors.
  • Jump on a Viking Splash Boat Tour of Dublin in and out of the water.
  • Tour the Guinness Storehouse even learn how to pull your own pint.
  • Sample some Irish, the Jameson Distillery, see the story of this Irish Whiskey.
  • Visit Dublin Zoo and see all the animals of the world.
  • Take a look around Kilmainham Gaol where Irish political and military leaders were held.
  • Walk around Dublin Castle built by the Vikings, Normans and residence of the English for 800 years.
  • Step inside the Book Of Kells and the historic library at Trinity College.
  • Of Irish Decent? EPIC tells the story of our ancestors and their exodus to the New World.
DUBLIN ITINERARY

Day 1

  • Group arrive Dublin Airport / Dublin Ferry Port.
  • Private transfer to accommodation in Central Dublin.
  • Intensive 1st training session with guest coach.
  • Afternoon site visit to the Aviva Stadium.
  • Evening meal at accommodation.

Day 2

  • Breakfast for group at accommodation.
  • Depart by private transfer for 1st match on tour.
  • Post match function.
  • Visit the Book of Kells at Trinity College or attend a Guinness PRO14 game.
  • Free time in Dublin for shopping.
  • Return to accommodation by private transfer.
  • Evening meal for group at accommodation.

Day 3

  • Group breakfast at accommodation.
  • Meet and depart by private transfer for 2nd training session.
  • 2nd intensive training session by guest coach.
  • Participate in an afternoon activity like Go Karting or visit the wonderful Dublin Castle.
  • Free time for last minute shopping.
  • Evening meal for group at accommodation.

Day 4

  • Group breakfast for group and depart from accommodation.
  • Learn how to play Gaelic Games.
  • Group depart for Dublin Airport / Dublin Port or next city on tour.

Croke Park and Museum Tour

Croke Park is the home of Ireland’s national game Gaelic Football and Hurling.

Every child in the country is brought up to play both sports just like children in New Zealand are brought up with a rugby ball.

Visit Croke Park on a stadium tour and you will learn all you need to know about this Irish sport.

There’s a chance to do the roof top tour.  This takes you all round the top of the stadium.  You are then able to walk out onto a podium which over looks the pitch.

Hurling is the world’s fastest ball game and the ball can travel at speeds, the ball when hit has been clocked at a 100mph.

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Viking Splash Tours - Irish Sporting Tours

Viking Splash Boat Tour

Viking Splash Tours is a truly unique experience on land and water, taking in the sights of Dublin during a fun-filled and engaging guided city tour.

Enjoy the sights of Dublin by land and water amphibious vehicles that take you from land to water and back again.

You will experience an unanticipated, enjoyable and informative experience that appeals to young and old alike.

The tour lasts for about 70 mins and the guides are very good.

If you’re lucky enough to be chosen you might get the chance to do a bit of steering down the River Liffey.

Experience Gaelic Games

If you’re coming to Ireland, make sure you try this unique Irish adventure while you’re here.  ‘Live like a local’ as you learn about and play our native, indigenous Gaelic Games.

For a few hours of fantastic fun see if you fall in love with the sports that over 5 million people of us are crazy about!  Only about 5% of our visitors coming to us have ever heard of Gaelic Games.  100% of visitors leave us with a smile on their face and a new found love of the sports that they have been introduced to.

Experience Gaelic Games have an incredible passion for the games, a passion instilled in them from the very moment they were born.  Not solely a sport to them but a living expression of their unique ancient Gaelic culture.

Their goal is to allow visitors to immerse themselves in local Gaelic culture, support local community ventures and allow for the support of sustainable communities.

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Kilmainham Gaol - Irish Sporting Tours

Kilmainham Gaol

Dublin’s Kilmainham Gaol held some of the most famous political and military leaders in Irish history such as Robert Emmet, Charles Stewart Parnell, the 1916 Rising leaders and Eamon de Valera.

The Gaol was built in 1796 and was called the ” New Gaol ” replacing the one which was more of a hovel than a gaol.

From that date to 1820, hanging’s took place outside the front gate once a week.

Men, women and children were not segregated and 5 to a cell was the norm, all they had was the one candle for light and heat.

Most of the time the prisoners were in the dark and cold as they only got one candle every fortnight.

A fascinating tour about the prison and Irish history.

Guinness Storehouse Tour

The Guinness Storehouse is the Home of Guinness, where you will discover what goes into the making of each and every pint.

Learn about the incredible brand history stretching over 250 years.

Ireland’s number one International Visitor Attraction unfolds its tale across seven floors shaped around a giant pint, which, if filled would contain 14.3 million pints of Guinness.

On the fifth floor you can rest and order a pint with some food while being entertained by musicians and traditional dancers.

For those who would like to try and pour a pint for themselves the option is there to see how good they are.

Up on the top floor you have the Panorama Bar where you get your complimentary pint and the view across Dublin is incredible.

Guinness Storehouse - Irish Sporting Tours
EPIC - Irish Sporting Tours

EPIC

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience. Located in the beautiful vaults of the 1820 Custom House Quarter building in Dublin’s Docklands.

It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.

Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland.

At EPIC you can step through 20 themed galleries to find out why people left. See how they influenced the world they found, and experience the connection between their descendants and Ireland today.

Read stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure, and discovery the world has ever known.

Aviva Stadium Tour

Want to learn more about our 150 years of Irish Sporting History?

Visit the Aviva Stadium for a tour. You will see the press conference room, home dressing rooms, players’ tunnel, dugouts and more.

The Aviva tour guides will bring you around the stadium and entertain you for an hour.

If you are really lucky you might get Patrick O’Reilly AKA Ralla who was kit man to the Irish Rugby team for 15 years and also kit man for two British and Irish Lions tours.

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